In this video, two Russian contemporary video artists, Viktor Alimpiev and Marian Zhunin, stage a choreography of apparently conformist, uniformed bodies. The perfection of the actions is ironically interrupted (in the image as well as in the soundtrack), in order to raise questions about the relationship between the individual and the mass. In its staging, it is visually reminiscent of Russian avant-garde theatre at the beginning of the 20th century.
Directors
Viktor Alimpiev, Marian Zhunin
Country of production
Russia
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
35'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
International title
Ode
Language
Russian
Producer
Viktor Alimpiev
Sales
Viktor Alimpiev
Screenplay
Viktor Alimpiev, Marian Zhunin
Editor
Viktor Alimpiev
Production Design
Victor Alimpiev, Marian Zhunin
Sound Design
Victor Alimpiev, Sergey Vishnevsky
Cast
Sergey Vishnevsky
Website
http://www.kunstgroup.ru/oda/